"Punks Like You"


Those who have called for American Muslims to be more outspoken regarding Islamist terror psychotics should check out Muqtedar Khan's site. Khan is director of international studies at Adrian College in Michigan, and has consistently used his site to speak out forcefully against Islamist outrages.

Here is a passage from his post replying to the Feb. 11 audiotape message purportedly from Osama bin Laden:

Let me tell you that I would rather live in America under Ashcroft and Bush at their worst, than in any ?Islamic state? established by ignorant, intolerant and murderous punks like you and Mullah Omar at their best. The US, [its] patriot act not withstanding, is still a more Islamic (just and tolerant) state than Afghanistan ever was under the Taliban.

Khan does not support U.S. action against Iraq, but writes,

Once the war is declared, make no mistake Mr. Saddam Hussain and Mr.
Bin Laden, We [American Muslims] are with America. We will fight with America and we will fight for America. We have a covenant with this nation, we see it as a divine commitment and we will not disobey the Quran (9:4) ? we will fulfill our obligations as citizens to the land that opened its doors to us and promised us equality and dignity even though we have a different faith.

There's much more. Khan's post was reprinted in the Feb. 16 Washington Post.